Washington County’s Veterans Day ceremony to commemorate Vietnam era veterans

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) Division

Brigadier General William J. PrendergastThe public is invited to Washington County's annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m. – noon, at the Washington County Veterans Memorial, NE Veterans Drive and NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro. Parking is available at the TriMet Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport stop.

The event will take place rain or shine, with covered seating available.

This year’s event includes a commemoration for the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam era veterans, who will be presented with Vietnam Veteran lapel pins. The pins are provided in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration and are a token of the nation’s appreciation for these important heroes.

Brigadier General William J. Prendergast, Land Component Commander for the Oregon National Guard, will be the keynote speaker, and Dale Pack, Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666, will host the event. Local Glencoe High School freshman Halle Butler will sing the national anthem.

The ceremony is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services, in partnership with Memorial Fund for Veterans of Washington County, VFW Post 2666 and American Legion Post 6.

Veterans who served between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, and want to receive a lapel pin can contact Vicki Horn at 503-846-3051.

For more information, call 503-846-3060.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO